Chamber Chat April 17, 2015

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Chamber Chat

Beloit Community Blood Drive

The Beloit Community Blood Drive will take place on Tuesday, April 21st from Noon-6pm at the NCK Wellness Center. To schedule your appointment, call (800) RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit

KD Country 94 Summer Giveaway

KD Country 94 Summer Giveaway Sign-up Remotes

Saturday, April 25th 10-Noon at the Mitchell County Health Fair at the NCK Wellness Center in Beloit.
Beloit Relays-Reports all Day, Friday, May 1st on KD Country 94

Also on Friday, May 1st

4-6 p.m.
Summer Giveaway Remote Signup at Casey’s General Store on HWY 24 & Main in Beloit


heart choices banquet

Beloit Prayer Breakfast

The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 7th. There will be a Beloit Prayer Breakfast at the First Christian Church from 6:30am-7:45am. Featured guest speaker will be Erin Burks, author of Twice Blessed. Food will be donated by the women of the churches. Breakfast is free but donations will be accepted. All donations will be given to the Ministerial Association.

Beloit Community-Wide Garage Sale

The Beloit Community-Wide garage sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd. Contact the Waconda Trader by April 24th to advertise your garage sale and get the location of your sale on the map. For more details contact the Waconda Trader at 738-2424.

School Mentorship

A group of Beloit citizens are helping the Beloit High School & St. John’s High School strengthen their mentorship program for next year. They are helping them come up with a list of employers who are willing to host a senior student in their field of interest for 47 to 94 minutes every school day for a half semester, full semester or a full year. Please note, this student is expected to gain real-world experience in their chosen field, not complete busy work. You will also need to fill out an evaluation sheet at the end of the student’s time with you and also call the school if the student doesn’t show up. If you are willing to teach a student about your career, please email Mandy Fincham, Community Development Specialist with North Central Regional Planning, by Thursday, April 23 with the following information:

Company and Contact Name, Email and Phone
Position(s) student would mentor
Do you have a preference in having a student 47 or 94 minutes?
Do you have a preference in having a student a half semester, full semester or full school year?

This is not a guarantee you will have a student. But this gives students a list of willing employers to choose from to help them explore their interests and understand what it takes to work in that particular field. If a student is interested in your business, the school will contact you to set up an agreement. Our hope is to show Beloit & St. John’s students what is available in the area and make a connection with a local business, so when they graduate college, they will know the opportunities in the area and be more likely to come back to start their careers.

Chamber Coffee!
coffee cup

The coffee will be Friday, May 8th from 9am-10:30am at NCK Tech Student Union Conference Room. Meet in the Student Union Conference room and the tour of the house will start around 9:30am. If unable to attend the tour the open house will be May 15th. Stop by for a cup of coffee and network with great friends!

Memorial Day/Homecoming Weekend

Would you like to participate in the Homecoming Memorial Weekend parade? Contact the Chamber office for your pre registration form and one will be sent to you. The parade will take place on Saturday, May 23rd at 10am. Due to parking issues will be reversing the parade route this year. Lineup will begin at 9am at the corner South & Mill and the staging area will be at the Down Under parking lot. The Parade will proceed north on Mill Street and disband at Mill & 4th.

After the parade there will be a picnic in the park at Chautauqua Park served by area organizations and a classic car show. Take your car through the parade and then come to the park to enter your car. There will be three awards given at the car show, Best of Show, Mayor’s Choice and People’s Choice. If you would like to be a food vendor or enter a car into the show, contact the Chamber office for more information.

We are in need of organizations/volunteers to help with the parade and car show in the park. If you would like to volunteer, call the Chamber at 738-2717 or email

Color Out Cancer Color Run
ColorRun-registration form-Final

Relay for Life Event
Relay for Life Event Poster

Relay for Life Motorcycle Rally
Relay for Life Motorcycle Rally 2015

Beloit Track Association Track Meet

Relay for Life Quilt Raffle
2015 quilt raffle

Relay for Life for Mitchell and Osborne County is raffling a Quilt with proceeds going to Relay for Life. Tickets are $1 or 6 tickets for $5 and can be purchased at Central National Bank where the quilt is showcased. Winner will be drawn at the Relay for Life event June 13th. Need not be present to win.

Thank You for renewing your Membership
The following businesses have reinvested in the community through the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce.

 Stephanie Meier Photography

Summer Kids Cafe

Welcome Home Classic Car Show

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Chautauqua Park
Open to vehicles of all types

10am Registration opens
11am Open for public viewing (Concession Stands will be
2:30pm Awards provided by non-profit
3pm Depart organizations.)

Awards for Best of Show, Mayor’s Choice & Peoples Choice
(Contact the Chamber Office for more information.)

Have Any Exciting News to Share?

The Chamber wants to help spread the word about your business. “Noteworthy News” is your opportunity to do just that. It’s a great way to inform other Chamber members about anything that’s new within your organization. Fill us in on what’s happening from staff changes to a new product or service. Send it to by Thursday afternoons and I will include it in Chamber Chat!

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, April 21st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, April 22nd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, April 23rd – 7pm – Heart Choices Spring Banquet – Muni
Saturday, April 25th – 9am-1pm – FREE Mitchell County Health Fair – NCK Wellness Gym
Tuesday, April 28th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, April 29th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Friday, May 1st – Beloit Relays – Trojan Stadium
Saturday, May 2nd – City Wide Garage Sale
Monday, May 4th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, May 5th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, May 6th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, May 7th – Noon – Chamber Board (date change)
Thursday, May 7th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Friday, May 8th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – NCK Tech Student Union
Sunday, May 10th – Mother’s Day
Monday, May 11th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, May 12th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, May 12th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, May 13th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Friday, May 15th – Noon – St. John’s Dismisses for Summer Break
Sunday, May 17th – 10am – St. John’s High School Graduation
Sunday, May 17th – 2pm – Beloit High School Graduation
Tuesday, May 19th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, May 20th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Association
Wednesday, May 20th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, May 21st – 12:30pm – SVED Board Meeting – NCRPC
Saturday, May 23rd – 10am – Welcome Home Parade
Saturday, May 23rd – 11am-3pm – Classic Car Show – Chautauqua Park
Saturday, May 23rd – 8pm-10pm – Cruz’n Mill St

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